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Re: CPA - An ASCII-based phonetic alphabet

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, November 17, 2001, 3:45
On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 11:15:41 -0500, Steve Kramer <scooter@...> wrote:

>With all of the various ideas being offered for ASCII-IPAs, is there a feeling >among the list that X-SAMPA is inadequate for our needs here? I must admit to >finding it counter-intuitive, but then, I'm a beginning student. If so, perhaps >we could all agree on modifications to CPA or the other standard advanced, and >use it instead as our own list standard?
I (and likely others) settled on X-SAMPA because it _was_ adequate for my needs, where other proposed systems had been lacking. But there's no doubt that X-SAMPA is inelegant, and it's not hard to come up with more pleasing systems that work better. The problem is that everyone has a slightly different definition of "better". But I'd gladly switch to another system if we set one up as an informal Conlang list standard (assuming that it can represent all the sounds and diacritics of the IPA). -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin


Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Steve Kramer <scooter@...>